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price for checking RP's

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by ArTurf, Jan 9, 2007.

  1. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Ark
    Messages: 4,386

    What are the going prices for the yearly check on RP valves? I was wondering if it was worth it to get into this.
  2. jerryrwm

    jerryrwm LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,274

    Depends on the local market. I have seen prices as low as $45.00 per test and as high as $150.00. Average price usually runs around $75-80.00 per device.

    If the local codes require annual testing, it can be a lucrative business. You can figure on having close to $2000.00 invested by the time you are fully certified. Class runs around $500.00. Plus the time invested in the class is 40 hrs. that you are not able to do any billable work. Licensing fees run around $125.00. Then a set of guages will set you back $450.00 and up. Add in any required liability insurance.

    So once you are certified figure that the first 25 tests you do are to pay off the expenses. After that it is excellent money for the time spent.

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